Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 30, 1949 · Page 1
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Wild Driving on New Year's Eve Galloway Cite* Banger d Mfig-r-Parties to Hail 1950 A stern warning Against drunken .driving was issued today *> Police Chief Galloway, as Alton- lans prepared for widespread New Year's Eve celebrations Saturday night. Parties 1tf welcome I960 are planned in clubs and hotels, arid private parties will be held in many, homes. With a,stern warning by Police Chief Galloway against drunken driving, Altonlans today prepared for widespread local New Year's Eve celebrations Saturday night Parties are planned In most prl ate .homes and at local hotels and clubs. Early Indications were that alcoholic whoopee would be a t a minimum, however, according to off-the-record interviews with tavern _ proprietors. O'f the_ private clubs planning celebrations, the most extensive is to be at the Alton Elks Club, where New Year's Eve Is customarily a major social event "-on the club calendar. • The weatherman says' New Year's Eve temperatures will be mild and rain may fall. City Hall Closes Saturday City Hall offices are to be closed Saturday, as well as Monday. Most stores, with the excep- 'tion of groceries, will close at 3 p. m. Saturday and remain Closed Monday. Food stores are 'to remain open until ,6 p. m. Saturday and will- be closed.."MondayV The postoffice,' professional • offices and other establishments are to be closed Monday, also. ' , At' Hotel Stratford, Manager Earl Gaylord said, "We're plugging dinner, to be served up to 9 p. m. We haven't a dance or orchestra slated but patrons can stay on as long as they like." Mineral Springs Hotel has arranged for a complete New 'Year's Eve party,-for one cpvetf charge, with an orchestra and dancing, dinner at 11 p. m., and hats and favors. ..-•'. Police Chief Galloway told the Telegraph this morning that he hadn't conferred; yet with Mayor Llnkogle on tavern closing hours. • In the past, police have not pressed the 1 a. m.' tavern closing law, at place* Ahat, remained open oli tteW Year's Eve without disturbance. • , Galloway was"~ emphatic In his warning to any persons Who might be driving automobiles New Year's Eve. Chiefs Statement "The police department would like to see- this New Year's Eve completed without any serious accidents," he stated. "If anyone is; drinking, he SHOULD NOT DRIVE , A' CAR. Drfink drivers end up either in jail or in the morgue." / In an, aside to a reporter friend, Galloway commented, "If these (drinking)' people had seen some of the accidents I've seen, there'd be no drunk driving." Last New Year's. Eve in Alton was one of the mildest, in terms of motoring accidents and_ carousing, that the city has ever observed. On the opening s day of ,1949, a cold wave was on its way and the weather was cold and damp. ' ' ' Itollgloui Services 1 New Year's "Day is the Feast of the Circumcision, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic church, and since this year it falls on Sunday, the Sunday mass sch * ule will be f olowed.' At St. Mary's Church/ holy hour devotions will be held from 7:30 to 8:30, as a year-end thanksgiving service. The Springfield diocesan custom against midnight masses remains unchanged. , Protestant services Sunday will welcome the new year. ^Fear's of Dixie Senators Of FEPC Held Groundless WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, UP)— Senator "Ives (R-NY) said today there is no reVl basis/for the fears of southern senators that a "fair employment'!, practices act would wrecH American Industry. . "If we have federal fair employment legislation," he said, "the things they fear will never happen." , Ives told a reporter that the dire predictions of. southern Democrats have not been supported by the experience of eight states which have some form of fair employment legislation—designed to end discrimination against Negroes and other minority groups. New Attendance Mark Set at N,Y, Music Hall NEW YORK, Dec, 30, W^-The Radio. City Music Hall today claimed $ . mew word record attendance -njtaifc A total of 30,887 persons yes-. terday paid to' see the Music Hall's annual Christmas pageeant, "The Natlvjty," always a Wg attraction, .and a Frank Sinatra*Gene Kelly film, "Qn, jhe Town. 1 ' A 'spokesman • for the theater, h,, gaii] the one'-day at- e»cjpe4pd by more than pnpytaui record set by - Haj} last &»#*»•. 4t one time yesterday, « Rockefeller Center iky- tor wven blocks iea4taf OtitntDttmttedin Ofte oi the 1 trftetdr-tMtflef outfit! of the.H. A. tfevlW'Stdrage and moving torn, i®8 Washing' ten, .was wrecked eatty today in a highway crash at the Intersection of Routes 150 and 66, near Bloom* Ington, but-the driver, Re-scoe ShuniWay o.f 2406 Crftwfdrd, was reported to have escaped with relatively Jnlftpf Injuries. , At the Nfivltn office here It was said .that Shumway had been moved te St. Joseph's Hospital in Bloontingtotr.. He suffered a head laceration, and an injury about his neck and shoulder, possibly a collar-bone fracture, exact nature of which was riot immediately d-- ternilned. The trucking outfit was returning to Alton from Streator with a load of glassware, and considerable damage to the cargo as well as the tractor and trailer resulted, It was said. Harry Nevlln happened to. be in Streator. He was notified there and hurried to Bloomlngton, telephoning brief details of the mishap to his office here at 7:30 a; m. Police received ^a request by radio from the state police headquarters, at 3:30 a. m. today, that the Nevlin firm be notified of the accident, and this Was 1 done. A little later, further information was given that the tractor-trailer had overturned, and that a truck had been called for transfer of the trailer cargo so that the highway, blocked by the crash, could be cleared. In brief details telephoned by Mr. Nevlin, it was said that he had learned a passenger automobile had turned into the path of the truck at the intersection, precipitating the crash, but that occupants of the passenger vehicle- escaped injury. ! — | ' DeKalb Teacher Elected Head of IEA for 1950 CHICAGO, Dec.'30 UP) — The Illinois Education .Association yesterday elected Miss Edith Wentworth, a DeKalb high school teacher, president for the year starting July 1, 1950. Also elected at the group's 96th annual IEA convention were Dr. Bruce W. Merwln, education professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, one year term, first vice president; 1 Miss Louise, Sullivan, Joliet grade school teacher,, two year term, second vice president, and ( Miss Mary Lemay, Ottawa high school teacher, three year teravthlrd vice president* Miss > Mabel Schwarz of Hinsdale was , named finance, committee chairman and a member of'the executive committee. Farmer Ewing, Rockford City superintendent of schools, and W. L. Pickering of Oregon, Ogle County schools superintendent, were chosen for state teachers examining board terms expiring in mid-1953. J. Lester Buford, head.of the Mt. Vernon city schools, was recommended for p. three year term as director of the National Education Association, lEA's parent organization. • Bright, Mild Glow Report on Fading '49 _" By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS December started to fade from the calendar scene today with a bright and mild glow over, most of the nation. The U. S. Weather Bureau reported clear skies and above normal temperatures in all sections of the country except northeastern North Dakota'and northern Maine. And-even in those areas the mercury'was not below zero. The only wet spots were in the Pacific Northwest where light showers were reported and in northwestern Texas and eastern New Mexico, which reported lot'al light .alii. A (' wind—a w u-m dry breeze c the mountain slopes- sent temperc.', :res up as much as 60 degrees in central Montana yesterday. Helena reported a high of 59 degrees above after a low of 4 below. Lewlston's 51 maximum compared with a -4 reading yesterday morning. Ballot Likely On Vocational High Building Wottld Aiithorke Expend- itttre of Fnnds Given by Olin Foundation , J. Si Johnson, superintendent of the Alton school district, announced today that an election probably will be held in the district in connection with the building of the new vocational school at Alton High. Johnson explained that the board of education has discussed the situation but so far dfflcial action has been held up. Johnson said that it is legally advisable to hold an election, at Which the voters of the district will authorize the board to spend money for the erection of a vocational school. The school will be erected with funds given the dls- trlct by the Olln Foundation. Johnson added that the board will probably move to hold the election, and set an election date, at its next meeting, Jan. 4, at which time the bids for the erection of a junior high school on State street will be opened. The vocational building, which will replace a building formerly used for vocational education on Cut street, will be north of the bowl between Alton High and East Junior. It will be used for vocational education- for both boys and girls-as well as adult vocational education, plans for the structure are being prepared by A. M. Goedde, East St. Louis architect, who is also architect on two other school district jobs, the junior high schools on Johnson street and State street. .'•'•-.: Because 60: percent of the salaries of vocational teachers Is paid by the state and federal 'governments, the operating cost of the building, after it Is built, is expected to be small. Johnson pointed out that the large vocational curriculum will draw students from other classes and probably reduce the number of teachers needed in other departments. These'teachers will be replaced by vocational teachers, whose salaries will represent a much smaller expense to ..the school district, because of government aid. Man Killed in Crash Near Gpllinsyille COLLINSVILLE, Dec. 30, iUP>~' A two-car collision killed Vernon E. Parker, 22, last night as he was taking a relative to his home in nearby Maryville to stay with his wife, an expectant mother. •Ruby Lane, 15, sister of Mrs. Parker was not seriously hurt. Kenneth W. Helmlch, 17, driver of the other car, suffered severe cuts and bruises. The accident occurred • on the outskirts of Collinsville. Mrs. Parker expects her baby in about two weeks. Her . sister was to have stayed with her until the birth, of- ( the baby. Announce State Civil Service Examinations SPRINGFIELD, Dec. -30.—(Special.)—The Illinois Civil Service Commission announced 13 examinations today, mainly for office- machine positions In the state service. Final date to apply is Feb. 4. ..'-.. Salary ranges vary from $125— $193 for duplicating machine operator I arid switchboard operator I to ?230—$319 for duplicating machine supervisor. Application forms may / be obtained from the Civil Service Commission, Armory building, Springfield, or from local offices of the state employment service. Metropolis Principal Named METROPOLIS, Dec. 30. UP)— Appointment of Howard Trampe, former Brookport teacher, as principal of the Metropolis grade schools was announced* today; He succeeds B. D, Fowler, n6w superintendent of Massae County schools. About Fishing WIs., Dec. 30. ^- fantastic fishing fib involving the death of a Colorado trout today gave a fabricating Ohloan the (( title Of "world's champion The Burlington Liar'* Club said It's annual award goes to "Honest John" Goertich of Toledo "with a Sigh of relief and by unanimous vote." Goerlich's tall tale related that, alone in Colorado he caught a trout oft a cane pole but Ift his excitement forgot about his landing nets and gaff hooks. He reeled hfe prize up to the tip of the pole Which he then heaved out of the water Into an upright position. The pole was so long he couldn't reach the fish and he dared not put the pole back into the water for fear the trout would escape. "I stuck the butt of that Jong, limber pole into the ground, drew my trusty hunting knife, climbed up the pole and stabbed that fish to death." No-Loss Cord Gty Ordinance 81 Years Ago Provided for Wood Measurer With the New Year approaching, City Clerk Paul Price has been showing callers at his office a city ordinance book more than 81 ye»rs old. Printed in 1868 in the "job shop of S, V, Grossman, the leather* lound volume presents the revised ordinances enacted by the Common Council in that year when Silas WV Farber was mayor arid F, H. Ferguson was clerk. Also in the book are the city's charter or 1845 with subsequent amendments, and the act to incorporate Alton Cemetery pom- prised of Block 47, donated to the community by Mayor C. W. Hunter, and Bloekf 48, subsequently acquired by the city, Ordinances in the book were complied in alphabetical order and entend from one on "Animals" to one, providing for the office of "Wopfl Measurer," The act on ftt4malg forbade the unl»w|ul slaying PJP any form of crusty io cjk «F pejs. The WOS4 jneja. apparently was an at tfee toy WASJJ 9f fuel instead Rf _„ , «w»w*ai ttoeJy Jjji the old book Is the chapter of "Railroads" vyhlch includes the franchise of 1866 under which "Union Depot," now back on the city's hands for leasing, was erected on a portion of the commons appointed for a boat land- Ing. This same franchise gave to the C. & A. (now G. M. & O.) the right to extend its tracks' from the %tone freight house "down Plasa" and across the city square to the new passenger station site. Under the franchise the railroad was to pay the city $5000 in satisfaction of some rental claims (unexplained) against a predecessor corporation. The old book bears on its flyleaf, the signature of James T, Dromond, mayor of Alton, 1869* 1\. It is believed to have been presented to the city by the Jate Normp G, p)agg of Liberty Prairie, state leglsjstor. In Bearing a drawer in the of* flcg vault, to make'more room fpr othtr records, Peputy Clerk Fahrig came on the few djyi Suspended Official Freed On Charge of Assault ROCkFORD, Dec. 30. UB—The suspended police and fire chief of suburban. Loves Park Was acquitted yesterday of a charge of assaulting another man at the official's home. Police Magistrate Paul Margason decided the case in 'favor of Roy York after a three-hour hearing on the complaint which' had been filed by Kenneth Bryden. : "A man's home is his castle," Margason ruled. Moreover, he added that there was doubt whether York had struck Bryden without reasonable cause or provocation. v v , , York admitted hitting .Bryden last Monday night but said he did so with an open hand and not until after Bryden had used abusive language. Mayor Frank Larson who ordered the suspension when the charge was filed said it will continue, at least, until a cc-uncll meeting next Tuesday. The council's police and fire committee last night rejected a request by Bryden that York be dismissed. The committee held that Bryden's request was "not supported by facts." Bryden contended tiiat York was the aggressor in the argument. Bryden had gone to York's home to learn why he could not remove his 16-year-old sqn from a hospital without the sheriff's office being notified. The boy-had been taken to the hospital after being rescued from a fall through the ice in Rock river. • Woman Flier Claims New Speed Record PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Dec. 30, UP)— Jacqueline Cochran laid claim today to 'a new world speed record for a propeller driven plane. The noted woman flier was timed at 444 miles per hour yesterday as she piloted her F-51 Mustang around a 500 kilometer closed course. Her flight was under controlled conditions set by the Federation Aeronaulique In- ternationale. The National Aeronautic Association appointed judges and dockers. Sauer Resigns as Na.vy Football Coach ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 30, UP) —The Naval Academy announced today that George H. Sauer has resigned as head, football coach. A statement by Capt. Howard Caldwell, director of athletics, said Sauer resigned when the executive committee of the academy athletic association "decided not to renew the contracts of two of Bauer's assistants, line coach Bob Ingalls and backfield coach Vic Bradford." Air Force Denies New Speed Mark by X-l WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 'UP) — The air force has denied a report that its experimental X-l rocket plane has flown 1989 miles an hour. "Recent reports of specific speeds which have appeared in the press," it said in a statement late yesterday, "are not correct." The report was printed by Mar- vln Miles,' aviation editor of the Los Angeles Times. He said he had received it from "reliable informants," who had related that the needle-nosed little plane had made the flight over Muroc Dry Lake Calif. That flight in excess of the speed of sound—which is about 663 miles an .hour at high altitude ~ was made while the X-l could .stay aloft only two minutes, It was still picking up speed when its fuel ran out. New turbine fuel pumps will boost Its flying time to four minutes. • ii i ,' . , -i ^ Asks that OOP Be Dealt In on Foreign Policy WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, UPl-i Senator H, Alexander Smith CR. NJ) called on the administration today to deal the Republicans in on foreign policy decisions all over the world. «>^^c, We * tbw ^ wt Winta* WJLKES-BARRE, Pa ,, Dec. 30, coal mines produced 25.5 oal ln wa tnan l » th « estimate of the Institute which in its bu)i e t|n yesterday bjames « Jjw* JWIW W "*h! record*brea,Wng warm weatbei? which prevaUeJ al through 1840," The jjMrtwTfUHnW^ JbWJte production a* 40,410,000 netjoni, c<»mpr«(| with H* Truman Seeks Close Tieup With Business Congressmen Speculating on Tax Cuts, Rent, Pensions WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 MB — President Truman called in his cabinet today for detailed talk on legislative plans, after releasing a generalized report of his economic advisers calling for close cooperation with business. White House plans call for sending the President's economic message to Congress next Friday with the annual budget of spending and revenue estimates to follow a week from Monday. Stresses Cooperation Prepared by acting chairman Leon Keyserllng and John D. Clark, the 38-page document stressed repeatedly a policy for cooperation between "free government and free enterprise." Although the two White House- economists warned against trying to predict President - Truman's specific proposals from Us text, they came out for: 1. Continuation of rent controls due to expire June 30. 2. "Immediate expansion of federal old-age security." 3. Government policies that "can place foremost emphasis upon encouraging steady buslnes's expansion and thus minimizing the fluctuations in business activity." 4. More consistency and stability in government programs and planning, Including federal'taxes. The report also stated: Forecasts $300 Billion Economy 1. President, Truman's forecast of a "300-billlon-dollar economy within a few years" will be reached if government and business continue to cooperate. 2. Additional methods. must be found to improve the "productivity and incomes of low-income groups." 3. Government programs must, be carefully tested to see if they "promote general stability and expansion or $ob Peter to pay Paul." 4. Agricultural programs, such as farm price-supports, should be "consistent with the need or urban consumer incomes." -5. There is room In America for both "well conducted big business and for small business." President Truman might as well abandon any hope he may have for a tax increase next year, Sen. Mil- likln (R-Colo) said today. Fighting Chance of Cut The Republican leader declared that On' the other Hand'there is "a very good fighting chance" ihftt Congress will approve a '. cut. in excise taxes at the session starting next Tuesday. Those taxes are the levies on such items as telephone bills, electric light bulbs, furs, jewelry and transportation tickets. Millikin is chairman of the conference of. all Republican senators. He also is the senior GOP members of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee. In 1948 he steered through the Senate the $5,000,000,000 income tax reduction which congress passed over Mr. Truman's veto. The President has blamed that tax cut for most of the federal deficit, which administration officials estimate will amount to about $5,500,000,000 for the fiscal year ending next June 30. And Mr. Truman has said he knows of no way to wipe out the deficit without raising taxes. Three lawmakers said today that Congress is certain to take a sharp look in 1950 into the whole problem of what to do about pensions. Senators Sparksman (D-Ala), O'Mahoney (D-Wyo) and Millikin (R-Colo) said in separate interviews that a study is necessary to help develop a national policy in that field. They spoke out after Director Cyrus Ching of the Federal Mediation Service said the cost of any failure to set up such a policy might well be a round of bitter strikes, Pension Inquiry Assured Millikin said the Senate finance Committee is sure to go into the pension situation thoroughly when it holds hearings on the House- passed bill to broaden the social security program and increase old- age benefits. Millikin is the senior Republican member of that committee. O'Mahoney said he looks for the Senate-House Economic Committee which he heads to dig Into the pension issue when it investigates the stqel price increase put into effect recently by the United States Steel Corp. The inquiry will Continued on Page 2, Col. 2. Weather Fair this .afternoon and tonight .Increasing cloudiness Saturday with likelihood of rain by tonight. Continued inlld; lowest Saturday morning about 40, afternoon temperatures near 60 today and tomorrow, Five-day forecast: Temperatures will average 2 to 8 degrees above normal, NommJ maximum 32 north to 34 south, Normal minimum ie north to 24 south. Generally mild and above normal over weekend turning colder Tuesday or Wednesday. Precipitation H to 1 '/a inches occurring r<tln Sunday Into about River Staff e« . . Fall ,84 n, TallwaterlOO.SG GOP To Have Open Primary Doctor Heldin Mercy Death of Cancer Victim GOFFSTOWN, N. H., Dec. 30, JFi — A young doctor was under a charge today of murdering a suffering patient by injecting 10 cubic centimeters of air into her veins, but a medical referee admitted that was not enough to kill a human being. Dr. Herman H. Sander was charged with administering an injection of that amount of air Into the veins of Mrs. Abbie Barroto, cancer patient, who died 26 days ago. But Dr. Robert E. Biron, medical referee, admitted to a newsman on questioning that 10 cubic centimeters of air was not enough to kill her. He claimed, however, that rhore air had been injected than the amount .specified in the charge. An assistant to County Solicitor William H. Craig confirmed that this amount was specified in the charge and added he had no comment on Dr. Blron's statement. Meanwhile, Dr. Sander sought liberty on ball. The brothers of the vvoman told newsmen they held "no malice" towards the doctor, who had been quoted as saying her death was an "act of mercy." He pleaded innocent to a first degree murder charge yesterday and was held without ball pending grand jury action, , Hillisboro' County Solicitor William H. Craig said Dr. Sander, in the presence of witnesses, Orally admitted Injecting the lethal dose of air as "an act of mercy." Craig quoted Dr. Sander as say- Ing the woman had suffered a long time and that mergers of her family had asked him If anything could be done to bring an end to her suffering. The county solicitor added that Dr. Sander made no attempt to conceal the fact he gave the woman a fatal Injection. It Was an entry over Dr. Sander's signature in the records of the Hlllsboro County Hospital—where Mrs. Borroto died last Dec. 4— that led to his arrest, •Dr. Robert E. Biron, Hlllsboro County medical referee, said hospital staff members he refused to identify had called his attention to a notation that the air was injected* mto" the" woman's veins.' Dr. Biron Said the notation was made and signed by Dr. Sander. County authorities, checking the hospital • records, arrested the Manchester physician as he walked into the Institution to visit anoth* er patient. Dr. Sander, a former Dartmouth College ski captain, was arraigned at the home of Municipal Court Judge Alfred Poor. In a warrant read by the Judge Dr. Sander was charged with "feloniously and wilfully and of his malice aforethought killing and murdering Mrs. Abbie Borroto." Craig said Dr. Sander turned to him after the warrant was read and said: "There was never any malice in my heart. It was an act of mercy." Craig said Dr. Sandor told him his patient died within 10 minutes after the injection, adding that her death from cancor "might have been a matter of a few hours." Asked if Dr. Sanders knew the injection of air would kill Mrs Borroto, Craig said: "That was the purpose of the injection." William J. Starr, the doctor's attorney, said he was "satisfied /that when all the facts are known the doctor will be fully vindicated." Mrs. Borroto, mother of two grown daughters, died two weeks after her admittance to the hospital. Neighbors said Mrs. Borroto had wasted from 140 pounds to a mere 80 pounds since she was stricken with cancer. Hre death certificate, signed by Dr. Sander, said she died of carcinoma of the large bowel and metastis of the liver. The dictionary defines that as Dirksen Says Lucas Spoke Fiscal Mummery, Nonsense in Campaign Kidcoff By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Illinois Republicans next April will have their first wide open *tate primary election since 1940. That's the way it looks today, two weeks before candidates begin filing for statewide elective offices. There will be no regular organization slate, says Carlos Campbell, Springfield Insurance man who heads the GOP state central committee. The GOP nominations are up for grabs. Any Republican can try without having to buck slate choices, he says. This is in direct contrast to the Democrats, who have picked a 1950 slate—and thus have made nomination o£ the slate a probability. One of Offices Uncontcstcd However, at least one of the four statewide offices is uncontested on the GOP side. No one has come out against Everett M. Dirksen of Pekln for U. S. Senator. Only the state treasurer race is a free-for-all. Six are running. Two other offices are held by Republicans who were organization slate choices when they were elected in 1944 and 1946. They are running again. And. although each has one announced rival, they have the advantage of previous endorsement. Campbell said today an open primary would be a tonic for the buffeted state GOP. As he put it: "It is a good and healthy thing for the party to give everybody a chance." In Urbana Ex-Rep. Everett M. Dlrk'scn says Senator Lucas (D-I11) spoke "fiS 1 cal mummery and nonsense" in his campaign opening speech at Havana Tuesday. Dirksen, probable Republican nominee against Lucas in the election next November, spoke lasl night at a dinner honoring Glen Chapman, Urbana's newly-electec mayor. He assailed the Senate majority -leader without mentioning his name. .. Economic Gibberish -The- .former;: congressman from Pekln called Lucas' remarks abou deficit spending "the kind of 6co nomic mumbo-jumbo and glbberisl that threatens the nation." He quoted Lucas as saying he "hated 1 deficit spending but accused him of "urging congressional action that would increase the federa debt." 1 In his Havana speech, Lucas said Congress must not allow' a breakdown in Marshall plan foreign recovery for the sake oi "meat ax economy and a balanced budget," but added "I hate to have the government borrovying more money from the Americar people." In reply to Lucas* remarks, Dirksen said: "He CLucas) hates it so much that he promised to get a lot more things enacted Into law to make it necessary to borrow a lot more from the people to keep the government's head above the water. " "You see, it's a kind of financial merry-go-round. Spending more, borrowing more,, going deeper into debt, and • then standing off and giving yourself over to an almost consuming hate." The Cook County Democratic Central Committee yesterday endorsed the 1950 state primary slate,' headed by Senator Lucas CD-Ill). The state lists State Treasurer Ora Smith, Biggsville, for state Supreme Court clerk; C. Hobart Engle, Cuba, for superintendent of public instruction, and Michael Hewlett, Chicago, for state treasurer. Lucas told the committee meet- Ing that next year's elections would be "no cinch" for Illinois Democrats. He advised against over-confidence. "Nothing would please the Re- Continued on Pago 8, Col. 5. Continued on Page 2, Col. 8. Meetings Tuesday Boat Events Planned for 1950 Gain Wide Response in Area There has been so much response from area boat owners to plans for the Midwest Marine Association motorboat regatta June 11 — which will have a course from Alton to Hardin and back — that E. C. Kramer, local member of the association, reported today the association has called a special meeting at Hotel Mark Twain, 6:30 p. m,, Tuesday, Kramer said today the Alton Mo'torboat club 'is to meet Tuesday, also, at the club's quarterboal, Clifton Terrace, at 8 p, m. Dr. H. W, TrovHUon, chairman of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce McAdams Recreational Highway committee, Is to outline progress made on river recreational events planned for the coming year. Apparently, 1950 v will be « banner year for boating interests on Alton lake. Kramer said those attending the Midwest meeting Tuesday njght w»| probably vote upon $ type of motori to be permit' Jn the marathon. Thera we many more stock motor; pwnwi than there are racing motor own. ers, he pointed out, and he said it Is the wish of the boating Interests of Alton to gain as wide and representative competition as possible In the marathon. Concurrently in the making are plans for the Alton Motorboat Club's sixth annual regatta, July 16, to be staged in Alton lake off the rlverroad shore. Kramer said, because the Alton Motorboat Club meeting is being held Tuesday at the santo time as the Midwest Marine meeting at St. Louis, Earl R. Lane would attend t|je latter session as his representative. "We want people who own stock motors to get Into the (Midwest Marine) marathon," Kramer declared. "We have taken precajjf tions to make the race as safe as an ordinary afteroen boat rjde. &U contestants will wear life jackets and crash helmets, Provisions w|Ji be made for lire end other prpnp* tlon." < , --, He said any boat flwney$ }nt*r* ested in participating bfthf event U.S. ShapingTottgfi New Policy In Far East Harrier, 2 Destroyers Sent to Strengthen Fl^et Based in PhilippineiS By JOHN M. HIOHTOWER WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 MEW The United States was reported today to be shaping a vigorous new policy—backed by art enlarged Asiatic fleet—to block the spread of Communism in the Far East. The navy said the 27,000-ton, 48)lane aircraft carrier Boxer and two destroyers have been dispatch* sd to strengthen the Seventh Task Fleet based In the Philippines. Announcement of this shift .In - nnval power late yesterday fol- owed a session between President Truman and his top military and diplomatic strategists. Members • of the National Security Council wouldn't say what Went on, but It s known that planners have prepared a blueprint on Asiatic poll- cy for Mr. Truman's approval. Broadcasts Warning- At the same time, the State Department broadcast to U.' S. ship, ping lines a warning from the Nationalist government of China that the approaches to Shanghai, the Chinese Communists' largest port, have been completely blocked by mines. That brought a prompt response trom H. J. Isbrandtsen, president of the Isbrandtsen Line. That company, practically the only one operating American ships in th«" area, has run into frequent trouble recently with Nationalist blockade ships. Isbrandtsen said in New York he has wired Secretary of Stata Acheson asking that a "strong protest" be sent, to the Nationalist government on the ground that mine-laying is a "clear breach" 1 of American-Chinese treaties. Chiang Near Okinawa The Nationalists, led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, now have their 1 headquarters on the island of Formosa, not far from Okinawa. The new policy recommendations, said to have ben prepared for Mr. Truman by the State and Defense Departments, reportedly call for an American military mission to Formosa—a proposal which was' .offered'ISe'paWely"' fif"ah' >v lfc£ A terview by Sen. Knowland (RJ Calif). ;•• - , Besides the provision for a mission to Formosa, the* policy blueprint was said J to lay down lines of action around the whole Communist perimeter in Asia for Mr. Truman's consideration. There was no indication how quickly a final decision might be made. Some authoritative informants said the President would Ilka to have his main stop-Communism program blocked out before the session of Congress opening next week gels very far along. The fact that the policy study apparently has reached the decision stage evidently marks the end of the period of "waiting for the dust to settle" in the Far East. That phrase was originally attributed to Acheson after he "had appeared before congressional committees early this year. He* was" reported to have taken/th* position .the United States action must be delayed pending the outcome of events in China and sur- ^ rounding areas. India Backs Red China NEW DELHI, Dec. 30. UP)—India today recognized the Chines* Communist government and said diplomatic relations with Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist regime would cease immediately. Premier Jawaharlai Nehru'l government thus became the first member of the British common" wealth—and the second country outside the Soviet orbit—to accept Mao Tze-Tung's Communist rer glme as the legal government of the vast Asiatic nation. India's next-door neighbor and former sister in the British colonial empire, Burma, also has recognized the Pelping government and turned her back on Chiang .Kate: shek, Great Britain and her dominions are expected to take similar action, probably after the confer* ence of commonwealth foreign ministers which opens Jan, 9 In Colombo, Ceylon. . < Korea Recognizes Indonesia SEOUL, Dec. 30, UP)— .The republic of Koroa, one of the nw post war c&untrles, today recognized the United states of Indonesia, newest.of the lot, Presents Credentials JAKARTA (Batavia), U, S, „ Dec.. 30. MP>—H. Merle Coohran, phone 3,9331, Continued oft Page |, Ct> Sen, Fuljbright S?ep WASHINGTON, Dec, Senator FuJibrlght tpdayjhat victory sight at last repeal pf fedsra] margarine,.

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